Intervention's Final Episodes Will Air On A&E Beginning Next Month

Since A&E’s Intervention hit the schedule all the way back in 2005, the series has stepped in to help hundreds of individuals to seek help for addictions of different sorts. Now, after thirteen seasons and numerous fights to help addicts to control problems including alcoholism, prescription pill addiction, bulimia, meth addiction and much, much more, A&E is calling it quits. On Thursday, the network announced that Intervention has been cancelled.

The network won’t just cut fans off from the series completely. Instead, 5 brand new episodes of the series have already been produced, and are set to air this summer, beginning on June 13. Returning for the final seasons are interventionists Jeff Van Vonderen, Candy Finnigan, Donna Chavous, and Ken Seeley. Additionally, the final season will follow numerous individuals who are all in need of help. According to a press release from the network, the first episode will take a look at a young woman living with a heroin addiction and without running water on the West side of Chicago. Other individuals are highlighted, below.

"The final season will also feature Dana, a mother who became addicted to painkillers and crack cocaine after a tragic fire turned her world upside down; Gina, a 34-year-old woman who uses heroin to escape the memories of her past; Kaila, a young girl suffering from a fatal eating disorder; Ryan, a 23-year-old who turned to drugs as a way of coping with his mother's sudden suicide; and Eric, a once funny and generous son who has transformed into a junkie that hustles, steals and pawns to scrape together enough money for his fix.”

Over the years, A&E’s interventionists have stepped in and followed the lives of 243 individuals, to mixed results. Some attend rehab, some continue their addictive ways, some get sober later, and some relapse. At this point, over 156 individuals are sober to this day. A&E isn’t citing a specific reason for why the series is ending, but it’s just nice that the show will step in and attempt to help a few individuals before the network officially calls it quits.

Intervention’s final season will premiere on A&E on June 13 at 9 p.m. ET.

Jessica Rawden
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